Calm Down: It’s Safe To Take A Solo Trip To Hawaii
Hawaii is open for business and beautiful as always. No matter what you’ve read, it’s ok to visit a slice of the Big Pineapple, a tropical paradise that’s a world apart with Polynesian traditions. A constant stream of posts on social media now depicts Hawaii as relentless fire and brimstone destruction. While this makes for great sensational news, it lacks scientific context. These images reveal a teeny weeny 1 percentage of the Big Island near the summit of Kilauea!
The distorted coverage and images frightened visitors. Sadly, this actually spreads financial hardship across the entire state in tourism revenue as reservations cancel.
The stunning pictures of lava flowing through Hawaiian neighborhoods and destroying homes have convinced many travelers that they need to stay away from this region of the world. Unfortunately, clickbait headlines have only reinforced this idea. However, the reality of the situation is different.
It is still safe to take a solo trip to Hawaii.
Here’s what’s really happening.
The Majority of the Island Is Unaffected
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has been closed, but the majority of the island is unaffected. If you’re thinking about a solo trip to Hawaii, you will be happy to hear that airports, beaches, restaurants, and the majority of tourist activities are still open and functioning as usual. Keep in mind that the media sells papers and gets web traffic by sharing exciting stories. As a result, they are talking all about acid rain and lava bombs, but in reality, those elements are really only affecting a small area on the slopes of the Kilauea Volcano.